r/politics The Netherlands Nov 26 '22

Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread

It's Saturday, folks. Let's all kick back with a cup of coffee and share some cartoons!

Feel free to share political cartoons in this thread. Besides our usual civility policy, there are three rules to follow:

  1. Every top-level comment must contain a political cartoon. This means no text-only top-level comments.

  2. It must be an original cartoon. This means no photographs, no edited cartoons, no AI generated images, no templates, no memes and no image macros. OC is allowed, as is animation.

  3. Each top-level comment should only have a maximum of 3 cartoons.

That's all. Enjoy your weekend!

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u/4blockhead Utah Nov 26 '22

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Oh wow, Groomers is fantastic!

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u/Malaix Nov 26 '22

Especially after the interview with the father of the club Q shooter. When he heard his son went to a gay bar he freaked out. And then he was relieived to hear he was only there to commit a mass shooting and went on a rant about how he raised his son to use violence to get results and that they were Mormons so they don't do the gay stuff etc.

Would the shooter have lead a better life without that upbringing? I don't know. But it sure as hell didn't help....

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u/rahul_9735 Nov 27 '22

Would the shooter have lead a better life without that upbringing?

I'm also not sure, but I think his father was an even worse mess than usual!

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u/Supra_Genius Nov 27 '22

Would the shooter have lead a better life without that upbringing?

The shooter had bad genes from his father (at least) and a bad upbringing in a delusional corporate cult. So, he was pretty much doomed. 8(

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u/Kamelasa Canada Nov 27 '22

It is great. I don't understand the influencers, though.

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u/4blockhead Utah Nov 27 '22

It is one in a series where Bagley paints a view from the offices of the leadership of the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City,

Most of the bad publicity the LDS church gets, they receive because of their own doctrine/policies, their own attempts at trickery where a corporation masquerades as a church, and especially because of members who hear directions over the pulpit and act out in violent ways, link.

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u/adjunctverbosity Nov 26 '22

!Groomers! It's about time someone said it.

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Michael de Adder, The Washington Post:

Let THAT Sink In

It Shakes Itself Up Every Few Days

World Cup

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u/totally_anomalous Nov 26 '22

World Cup is too accurate - built on the backs of legally enslaved workers for the benefit of their slave drivers.

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u/Georgiachemscientist Nov 26 '22

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u/ErikDebogande Nov 26 '22

"Trump Announces" got a laugh out of me

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Another bonus Jones, this time from the cover of Orlando Weekly:

A Christmas Karen

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u/ErikDebogande Nov 26 '22

hot damn all 3 really hit the nail on the head!

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u/blownbythewind Nov 28 '22

Enjoyed the sippy cup in bonesaw dreams

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 28 '22

Any Clay Jones cartoon featuring Trump always has a second joke written on the sippy cup (or maybe a third - the always-present sippy cup is the second).

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

Mike Luckovich, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Hallmark Moment

Lethal Lies

Turkey Logic

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

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u/Merky600 Nov 27 '22

Gym Jordan is drawn too tall.

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u/Lansydyr Nov 26 '22

I don't know if its because I'm on mobile, but "Lethal Lies" isn't linking correctly. It looks like there's an accidental "w" in front of the address.

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

You are 100% correct. Fixed.

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Clay Bennett, The Chattanooga Times Free Press:

Following The Trail

Perfectly Roasted

Updated Sign

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u/darkphoenixff4 Canada Nov 27 '22

The GOP would NEVER use "U Pluribus Unum" on anything, because they don't believe in it. They'd definitely replace it with "In God We Trust".

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u/AccomplishedGuard901 Nov 27 '22

Following the trail had me LOL.

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u/jakpuch Nov 26 '22

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u/ErikDebogande Nov 26 '22

"World Cup" is just fantastic!!!

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u/CaptainAxiomatic Nov 26 '22

The sooner twitter dies, the better.

Please consider submitting imgur links.

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u/jakpuch Nov 26 '22

I did post Nitter links originally but the post never appeared.

u/optimalg might know why?

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Andy Marlette, The Pensacola News Journal:

Extra Thankful

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Kevin 'KAL' Kallaugher:

Delayed

Running

Turkey Hunt

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

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u/KidFlash999 Nov 26 '22

On the plus side, we have to listen about how dangerous radical liberal Raphael Warnock wants to work with Joe Biden and his liberal agenda to raise your taxes and eat your babies for only a few weeks because Georgia shortened the runoff voting window to only a month after the election and made early voting even shorter.

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

I hope that you're posting this from the line to vote early!

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u/KidFlash999 Nov 27 '22

Actually waiting for my absentee ballot to be sent so I can fill it out and go fight the voting crowd at the election office since that's the only place you can deliver them when they removed all the drop-off boxes.

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u/Nekowulf Wyoming Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

Loving the wordplay in the second.
Edit: per request.

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u/RednBlackSalamander ✔ Verified Cartoonist Nov 26 '22

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u/B3N15 Texas Nov 26 '22

It's a pity that they've co-opted the Gadsen Flag. It's a neat flag and has an interesting history.

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u/RednBlackSalamander ✔ Verified Cartoonist Nov 26 '22

I know, it's awful! As a nerdy kid obsessed with American history I actually had a patch with that flag sewed to my backpack, not for any political reasons, it was just a souvenir from the Lexington and Concord battlefield museum. Broke my heart when the Tea Party ruined it.

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u/pyramidsindust Nov 27 '22

Let’s take it back.

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u/RednBlackSalamander ✔ Verified Cartoonist Nov 27 '22

Eh...just in case we are headed for another civil war, I'd prefer it if both sides weren't flying similar flags. They learned that the hard way at Bull Run.

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u/thecountvon Minnesota Nov 27 '22

We fly the alternative shaped like a uterus from our flag pole.

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u/Scrimshawmud Colorado Nov 27 '22

Fascists ruin everything.

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u/Georgiachemscientist Nov 26 '22

Tom Tomorrow - The blithering idiot

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u/totally_anomalous Nov 26 '22

$44B down the drain.

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u/Schiffy94 New York Nov 26 '22

The sad thing is I can see Musk trying to pull off a monocle in an attempt to "pretend" to be comically evil.

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u/4blockhead Utah Nov 27 '22

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u/No_Foot_1904 Minnesota Nov 27 '22

“Dishonerable” is a great touch.

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Christopher Weyant, the Boston Globe:

Spot The Difference

Tangled Up in Trump

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Ward Sutton, The Boston Globe:

Shocking Footage

Finally in Agreement?

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u/pnutzgg Nov 27 '22

took me a moment to realise the perspective in the first one

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u/tiffy68 Nov 27 '22

Love the image of Ted Cruz picking his nose in the first one!

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u/Georgiachemscientist Nov 26 '22

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u/ErikDebogande Nov 26 '22

Wow Mr Fish is getting increasingly fed up in these cartoons. With good reason...

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u/bakerfredricka Nov 26 '22

I definitely don't blame Fish one bit!

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

Ben Garrison:

Happy Birthday to the Big Guy

Zelensky’s Griftmas For Ukraine

Crashing Crypto

Some context on that last one:

All money originated from commodities such as gold, silver, and copper. Gold and silver are named in Constitution as America’s money. Gold was used as money throughout history because it’s rare. It’s hard to find in nature. (I know, I’ve tried gold panning for years). When people deposited gold in banks, receipts were issued. Then, instead of trading receipts back in for the gold when needed, the receipts themselves were traded. That was the origin of paper money. Banks quickly figured out that people rarely withdrew their gold. Therefore, more receipts could be issued than could be cashed in. When people discovered the fraud, the bankers were soon rendered insolvent due to runs on their banks. The point is, scam artists always look for ways to game any system.

Thanks to big government scam artists colluding with central banker scam artists, the Federal Reserve was created. Paper receipts became paper money, but awhile they could still be cashed in for gold and silver. Then that pretense was dropped and our paper money became what’s known as ‘fiat.’ This enabled the banks to issue endless paper money, which should lead to hyperinflation and worthless money, but there’s one difference. Our paper money is ‘debt’ money. That means it must be paid back to the bankers with interest, hence our ridiculous national debt. It’s an immoral system of money that enriches those at the top who issue the cash and it impoverishes everyone else.

It’s no wonder people clamored for a different system of money. Unfortunately Bitcoin is not it. It might be rare due to its fixed circulation, but it’s not fungible. One can’t instantly pay for a variety of goods with Bitcoin. It’s still tied to the debt dollar and it must be ‘cashed out’ first. In fact, all cryptos remain tied to the dollar. When you hear, ‘What’s XYZ coin worth today,” you know they mean what it’s worth in debt dollars. Of course, gold and silver face this same problem. It’s difficult to pay for anything with gold and silver coins without ‘cashing them in’ first. Still, gold and silver are precious metals that people can hold in their hands or store in their sock drawer. You can’t store crypto in a safe; it must exist on an ‘exchange,’ or kept in a digital ‘wallet.’ In other words, they exist as ideas and electrons stored who-knows-where and hacked by who-knows-who. If the electricity goes off, you won’t have access to your so-called crypto ‘money,’ but your gold and silver will always be there.

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u/whitemage82 Pennsylvania Nov 26 '22

Garrison is such a hate filled twat. Ukrainian children mothers and elderly tortured and butchered and dumped in mass graves and he makes something like the Zelensky cartoon. Evil really comes in all forms.

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u/jimicus United Kingdom Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

It's essentially a rehashing of a common US attitude to war back in the days of Nazi Germany: "this is all happening on the other side of the world and doesn't involve any US citizens. Why should we get involved?".

The reason then is the same reason today: The power that is waging the war isn't going to stop with conquering one country. It's going to carry on going until its nuts are kicked into its throat.

So your options are to get the steel toecap boots out and start kicking now. Or leave it a few years and discover you have to kick ten times harder.

And right now, the West is getting a bargain. We aren't having to risk our own lives; all we need to do is equip Ukraine. And it seems we don't even need to equip them to the teeth - they're doing a bang up job with a relatively small amount of equipment.

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u/No_Foot_1904 Minnesota Nov 26 '22

And the ultimate irony is that the same Reagan-worshipping folks who were most eager to spend endless trillion$ to see that the US military could crush the Russians in the 80’s, are now MAGA dullards demonizing Ukraine and Zelensky for doing just that, with virtually no cost in US lives.

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u/instasquid Nov 26 '22

From a pure cost benefit analysis, when you exclude the brave Ukrainians fighting and dying for their country, we should absolutely be providing even more aid.

If Russia is thoroughly spanked and loses all credibility plus has advanced industry and manufacturing crippled for decades as well as major brain drain, US presence in Europe can be drawn down on significantly and those assets can be left out of future budgets or shifted to the Pacific. Russia has been a thorn in our side despite noises to the contrary that they may have changed and recent events prove this.

Surely the party of fiscal responsibility would be all over this?

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u/No_Foot_1904 Minnesota Nov 26 '22

Agreed, it’s baffling to me. My heart breaks for everyone affected by war, anywhere, but if one is foisted upon a brave people who want to live in freedom by the very nation we in the West spent trillions on weapons to defend against, to not provide them with all the aid we can is inexplicable. Add in the stories of mass civilian murder, torture and rape and it’s obscene to dither over cost, especially when the people opposed to it here in the US were only too happy to slash taxes on the wealthiest of the wealthy to the bone 5 years ago.

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u/jimicus United Kingdom Nov 27 '22

The GOP isn't about politics any more. It's effectively a religious cult.

It seeks power for the sake of power, rather than because of any plan to do anything constructive with that power.

It takes positions that are in clear, direct contradiction of empirical evidence.

It demands 100% devotion from its followers - and anyone who isn't a follower is considered "an enemy". Its own followers will gleefully enforce this demand without being asked.

It won't work with anyone else because enemies, by definition, aren't someone you work with. They're someone you make every effort to destroy.

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u/DroolingIguana Canada Nov 28 '22

They wanted to crush the Soviets in the '80s. Russia is capitalist now so everything that they do is okay. The oppression and tyranny of the USSR was never the problem; the problem was that the Soviets would sometimes pay lip-service to worker's rights.

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u/darkphoenixff4 Canada Nov 27 '22

Ben and AF Franco are wastes of talents, because they actually can do good artistry. They're just hate-filled assholes, so that talent gets redirected into stupidity.

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u/NotBadAndYou Nov 26 '22

And here's a "bonus" from Tina:

Biden's Thanksgiving Dinner

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u/GibbysUSSA Nov 27 '22

Looks so much like the German anti-Semitic propaganda.

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u/Differently Nov 26 '22

Betcha if we go back to when crypto was soaring, we can find a pro-bitcoin comic from ol' Ben.

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u/css555 Nov 27 '22

Definitely! Especially since most cryptobros have Libertarian views (until they lose their crytpo - then it's "I need the Government to save me")

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u/Differently Nov 28 '22

Actually, looks like he was calling it a bubble six months ago and in 2018 suggested the Illuminati controlled its price, so maybe he never liked Bitcoin?

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u/Extension-Door614 Nov 27 '22

The idea that gold has value solely because of rarity is only vaguely true. It really easily recognizable as a myth. Gold and silver became important and valued currency because of the discovery of the touchstone material, black quartz in 500 to 600 BC time frame. You see counterfeiting was a major problem before the touchstone. People would melt down metal currency , mix it with other cheap metals and remint it. For the first time in history you could take a coin, scratch a streak on the touchstone and through the color, estimate the percentage of gold or silver in the coin.

If rarity was the true value of the metal we would not have large quantities of platinum scattered across the bottom of the Atlantic. You see in 6th and 7th centuries the Spaniards crossed the oceans and raided Inca and Aztec population of their precious metals. They found tons of gold and silver, and horror of horrors large quantities of platinum. You see platinum is more rare than gold so should be higher valued but it was anathema because it was a metal that could be used to fool the touchstone. It could be used to counterfeit metal currency. So the Spaniards grabbed all the platinum they could find, took it out to sea and dumped it while on the way back to Spain.

The value of gold now is tradition, a bit of rarity and a bit of "what could you replace it with?". We have much better means to determine amounts of gold in items than the touchstone. By itself gold has no value other than that which you bring to it. Just like the tulip, you cannot eat it. As clothing it will not keep you warm. It has little industrial value. If you are wondering about the comparison to tulips, please Google "tulip bulb collapse".

However, crypto is no replacement. Look at the basic definition of "Ponzi scheme". There are too many parallels.

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u/css555 Nov 27 '22

You fail to mention that 78% of mined gold is used for jewelry.

https://geology.com/minerals/gold/uses-of-gold.shtml#jewelry

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u/BitingChaos Missouri Nov 26 '22

I kinda like the crypto one.

That Ukraine one is terrible. Does he really think Zelenskyy WANTS war??

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u/Bujutsu Nov 27 '22

These three paragraphs on money by Garrison are so full of inaccuracies and a complete lack of basic understanding of macroeconomics, banking, finance, and currency, I don't even know where to begin.

I feel dumber for having read it.

Source: I work in the finance industry.

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u/dravenonred Nov 27 '22

For real, like banks literally do create money through fractional reserve lending, but he's completely wrong on all the mechanics and viability of it.

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u/Ar_Ciel Florida Nov 26 '22

This dude is so detached from reality.